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Linda D. Pegram, MD

    • Title:
    • Assistant Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Faculty Appointments:
    • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

    • Additional Certifications:
    • Focus Areas:
      • Pediatric hematology/oncology

      • Pain and symptom management

      • Palliative care

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.668.7000

    • Office Location:
    • Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

    • Undergraduate Education:
    • Graduate Education:
    • Postdoctoral Education:
    • Medical Education:
    • University of North Carolina

    • Residency:
    • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    • Fellowship(s):
    • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    • Board Certification(s):
    • American Board of Pediatrics

      Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

    • Affiliation(s):
    • Research Interests:
      • Symptoms and quality of life in children with cancer

      • Understanding the experience of parents/caregivers of children with cancer

    • Primary Specialty:
    • Hematology and Oncology

      Cancer and Blood Disorders Program
    • Hospital:
    • Courses Taught:
    • Current Projects:
    • Community Involvement

      • Assistant medical director, Edmarc Hospice for Children, Portsmouth, VA., 2007-present

      • Board of directors, Edmarc Hospice for Children, 2006-present

    • Bio:
    • A native of North Carolina, Dr. Pegram completed all of her clinical training after medical school at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and then returned to North Carolina to join the faculty at Duke University Medical Center.

      She came to CHKD in 2004 and has served as the medical director of the children’s cancer and blood disorders center since 2005. She joined the Children’s Specialty Group (CSG) Management Committee/Board in 2008 and was encouraged to take on more leadership responsibility. She became the division director of pediatric hematology and oncology in 2010

Selected Publications

  • Stalls J.M., Mark M.S., MD, Perkins A.M., MS, and Pegram L.D., MD: “Relationship Between Parental (Caregiver) Distress and Perceptions of Quality of Life (QOL) in Children with Cancer”, Summer Scholar Poster Presentation, Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS)/Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD), Norfolk, VA, August 1, 2013.

  • Shores D., Kobak G., Pegram L., Whitington P., and Shneider B.: Giant cell hepatitis and immune thrombocytopenic purpura – Reversal of liver failure with Rituximab therapy. J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr. Sept 14, 2011.

  • Szerlip N.J., Fox E., Manosca F., Pegram L.D., and Lonser R.R.: Pancreatoblastoma metastases to the brain. J.Neurosurg: Pediatrics 106:169, 2007.

  • Himelstein B.P., Jackson N.L., Pegram L.: The Power of Silence. Journal of Clinical Oncology 19(19):3996, 2001.

  • Pegram L.D., Megonigal M.D., Lange B.J., Nowell P.C., Rowley J.D., Rappaport E.F., Felix C.A.: t(3;11) translocation in treatment-related acute myeloid leukemia fuses MLL with the GMPS (Guanosine 5’-Monophosphate Synthetase) gene. Blood 96:4360-4362, 2000

Honors & Awards

  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2014

  • Racing for Hope Foundation, research training and mentorship grant, 2014

  • WHRO 5th Annual Community Impact Award in Health and Public Safety, 2013 (Award in recognition of volunteer work with Edmarc Hospice for Children)

  • Hyundai Hope on Wheels Scholar, grant recipient, 2011-2013

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1995-present